Thursday, December 3, 2009
A Fan of Food History
I love reading about food history, hence the plug for Full Moon Feast in the previous post. This time of year is particularly rich with all the traditions surrounding the myriad of December/Winter Solstice holidays. I just discovered an interesting blog by Aussie Janet Clarkson The Old Foodie. Janet has written a book on the history of pies and also contributed a piece to a book about eating humans, yes that's right, there is a book on cannibal cooking traditions. A little less grusome, and much more appropriate for the upcoming holiday season is her collection of vintage Christmas recipes. For a food history/culture blog not so tied to the British Commonwealth check out Gherkins and Tomatoes by Virginian Cynthia Bertelsen. Click here to read her take on turkey soup--just in case you still have a little turkey left over. Enjoy the historical inspiration.